Saturday, February 20, 2010

School and Valentine's Day

We had a very pleasant Valentine's weekend!

We started out with the girls opening the cards and gifts. (Last year, I found really cute little heart bags and started the tradition of filling them with just a few things for the girls - very fun!)

Both girls got new swim suites as we're hoping to start going to the pool again soon.

On Saturday, we shared the baby news with Chris' parents and then we told my parents on Sunday. For both families, we used these super cute shirts that I got for the girls.

The lady who makes the tees (they are custom made) surprised me by also slipping in this adorable little onesie for our baby!

Allison conducted a couple of experiments recently for school.

For the first, we made cabbage water by adding boiling water to chopped red cabbage. We let it sit for half an hour and then strained out the cabbage. Purple water is wha
t remained!

I had Allison taste a handful of items and log whether they were sweet or sour. Then we added a little bit of each item to the water and recorded the results.

The items with acid in them turned the water pink and the non-acidic items left the water purple (in the case of the yogurt, creamy purple :).

The second experiment consisted of Allison placing a dirty penny in a cup of cola. The next day, she removed the penny only to find it clean and shiny!

They were fun experiments for Allison (even Abby enjoyed watching!), but it made me think twice about soda acid - whew! :) I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine weekend as much as we did ours. God bless!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's Official!

Chris and I are expecting our third child! Our baby is due toward the end of October (around the 20th). The girls are thrilled and insist on patting my belly every evening before bed and saying good night. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fun Times

Allison had a cold last week, so we stayed home most days. Saturday, we were all well so we finally got out of the house! On our way to The Dalles, the girls and I visit a local farm (you just drive into their property and back to the Hwy). This farm is unique in that they are home to...

Camels, giraffes, zebras....

buffalo and antelope!

Yesterday, we celebrated Chris' birthday. We enjoyed a nice dinner and some yummy lemon pie - yum!

To top off the evening, Chris and the girls played Mousetrap.

This afternoon, Allison's friend Adoree came over after co-op and the girls made valentines.

That's what we're up to this week!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Daily Living

We've been busy lately, but just with our typical every day activities. We had family friends visit last weekend and a couple weeks ago we went to Central Oregon for the weekend. My brother-in-law, and his wife, had their second son - Lucas Andrew! We wish so much that we could be there to see him as a newborn. :) The only other big thing going on is that my sister got engaged! They are planning their wedding for August of this year. I have a feeling this will be an activity packed year!

The girls are looking forward to Valentine's Day. Allison's friend is coming over next week to make valentines (I'll get some pictures!) and we're getting supplies this weekend. She's also going to be getting her wood and wheels from AWANA soon to make her derby car! Next month is the annual AWANA grand prix. Allison is excited to make her car (with
lots of help from dad, I'm sure!) and enter the races!

Abby is becoming more and more creative in her play. She now role plays and dialogs with her dolls and other toys. She loves to dress up and sing songs! Lately, she's been enjoying puzzles and playing with Playdoh.

Here are some pictures of the girls. We hope and pray that all is well with you and yours. God bless!

Each week, after we get home from the library, Allison reads some her new books to Abby. Totally awesome.

Super Abby!

Allison's playdoh creations.

Abby gets goofy with marker caps.

Allison learns about verbs.

Allison helps make cinnamon rolls (aka "cimnamon rolls"). :)